The Constitution of the United States: An Introduction Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Floyd G. Cullop
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: Introduction to the Constitution.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Congress separated into the House of Representatives and the Senate is the result of a dispute termed what?
(a) "The Great Conflict".
(b) "The Great Compromise".
(c) "The Great Dispute".
(d) "The Great Debate".

2. Some say the American government is one in which elected officials act on behalf of the people, or what Cullop says is the definition of what?
(a) Confederation.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Republic.
(d) Independence.

3. The Articles of Confederation was not the best plan for a number of reasons and fell by the wayside when?
(a) 1785.
(b) 1787.
(c) 1789.
(d) 1783.

4. Drafting the Constitution was a difficult task, and there had to be how many main compromises in order to arrive at a final decision?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

5. Who was the 16th President of the United States?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) John Adams.
(c) Alexander Hamilton.
(d) James Madison.

Short Answer Questions

1. If a person's preferred candidate is not elected, there will be another election in which that candidate has what option?

2. The government under the Articles of Confederation would be supervised by an assembly of people called a Congress, restricted in what fashion?

3. The new Constitution required that which federal branch of government would be responsible for making laws?

4. Cullop states that the Constitution is meaningless unless who enforces it?

5. Giving a limited amount of power to the central government and allowing each state to keep the majority of laws and powers was what?

(see the answer key)

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